Friday, October 30, 2020   

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The French Left and Islam: Liberty, Equality and Islamophobia
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Chanting that the mainstream Muslim federation, the Union des organisations islamiques de France, are fascists who should be treated as garbage, they brandished placards with slogans such as “Islam out of the Louvre” (a new exhibition of Islamic art had just opened at the Louvre Museum) and “No to the Islamisation of Alsace-Lorraine”.

John McCain’s Staunch Defense of Huma Abedin and American Muslims
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I can’t say I’m generally an admirer of John McCain but the statement he delivered on the floor of the US Senate today in defence of Hillary Clinton’s aide Huma Abedin against theparanoid accusations of Michele Bachmann and her colleagues really is worth reading.

Glen Greenwald: Debating assassinations on “Real Time”
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I was on Real Time with Bill Maher last night and the most contentious debate occurred over the claimed power of the Obama administration to target American citizens for assassination without due process, as it did with Anwar Awlaki.

Right-Wing Media Attacked Muslim Advocates for Giving Muslims Common Legal Advice
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It is a good idea to call the local public defender or a lawyer in private practice before you talk to the police. A lawyer, or possibly a public defender, will be permitted to accompany you to the police station and be present to protect your interests during police questioning.

Why America Must Unequivocally Support the People’s Struggle for Liberty and Justice in the Middle-East
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“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

Laith Saud: Questioning the Legacy of 9/11
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If 9/11 shall be the legacy that defines America, we must critically engage that legacy and, more importantly, remember that perhaps legacies do not define us but that we, indeed, are the authors of our future, of our legacy.